The Estonian National Audit Office organises a webinar on electronic identity for supreme audit institutions around the world

4/18/2023 | 11:09 PM

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TALLINN, 19 April 2023. Today, on 19 April, the virtual seminar organised by National Audit Office of Estonia on electronic identity for the Information Technology Working Group (ITWG) of the European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) will take place with the participation of the representatives of supreme audit institutions from around the world. 

Auditor General Janar Holm, who is also the chairman of the EUROSAI IT Working Group (ITWG), will deliver the virtual seminar's opening speech. Gudrun Stock, a representative of the European Commission from the Directorate General of Communication Networks, Content and Technology, will give a keynote address about the development of the European digital identity and the digital wallet that is being under development.

Head of SK ID Solutions AS (public limited company) Kalev Pihl will give the second keynote address on the impact of the European Union e-identification and e-transactions regulation EIDAS (electronic Identification, Authentication and trust Services) on Member States. His enterprise is a partner of the Estonian state in issuing certificates for identity documents (ID card, residence permit card, etc.). Led by Kalev Pihl, a panel discussion on the challenges of implementing electronic identity is also planned.

Presentations on the topic of auditing electronic identity are planned at the virtual seminar by representatives of the European supreme audit institutions and the European Court of Auditors. Auditor Otti Eylandt will share the experience of the National Audit Office in auditing electronic identity using the example of the audit of the e-Residency programme.

The virtual seminar also will offer an opportunity for regional cooperation as in addition to the presentations of European audit institutions two presentations are about the development trends of electronic identity of the Arab region.

Priit Simson

Head of Communications of the National Audit Office of Estonia

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